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Small businesses 'backbone' of region's towns

SMALL businesses are the backbone of our local communities, according to MSP Oliver Mundell and MP David Mundell.

They were highlighting the advantages of, where possible, using near-by retailers and services on the eve of 'Small Business Saturday' (December 1) this weekend.

Deal best way forward at Brexit journey milestone

WE ARE at a critical moment as we prepare for Brexit and during the last few days a number of constituents across Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale have asked me for my thoughts. 

I hope my article on the current situation proves helpful.

Budget could herald better times ahead

AS USUAL on such occasions the House of Commons was packed for Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget speech which I believe could herald better prospects ahead for southern Scotland.

Theatre fundraiser raises curtain on MP's garden treat

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has long been a supporter of the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in Peebles.

But his enthusiasm for the centre also raised the curtain for him on a fascinating local visitor attraction and a successful catering business.

MP welcomes recycling group's expanding role

AN ANNAN social enterprise, which offers affordable pre-used furniture and household goods, is going from strength to strength.

Newstart Recycle has attracted increased interest since moving from Silverlaw to larger premises at the town's Provost Mill in Queensberry Street.

MP and MSP back bid to keep Post Office in Langholm

LOCAL MP David Mundell and MSP Oliver Mundell have called on the Post Office to take urgent steps to maintain a service in Langholm.

It follows confirmation that the Post Office counter within the High Street Londis Convenience Store will be withdrawn from 5.30 pm on November 13.

MP calls for action to restore safe river crossing

EVERY avenue should be explored to ensure an early replacement or restoration of a vital bridge over the River Clyde.

That's the call from Clydesdale MP David Mundell following the sudden closure of the crossing linking the small village of Pettinain and Carstairs Junction.